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Become a Sponsor!

Join the ISCM Program and enjoy the benefits of exchange and directed research as noted below. If you are interested in joining, please contact Jim Rice at 617.258.8584 or by email at <jrice@mit.edu>

How the ISCM Program Works

The ISCM Program works through its structure as a consortium of non-competing companies from various industries to:

1. Facilitate best-practice-sharing and exchange among sponsors at ISCM events.

ISCM sponsors share their own best-practices and develop a collective wisdom at ISCM events, and the events are designed by ISCM sponsors so that the content and focus is what the sponsors are interested in - this does require sponsor involvement in order to identify themes and plans for events.

Because the sponsors do not include competing companies, consulting companies or software providers, the exchange among the sponsors is open, honest and very practical.

2. Create new supply chain knowledge through research projects.

The ISCM Program funds research projects selected by the sponsors - hence the work is focused on sponsors' interests. As noted for events, this does require sponsor involvement in order to identify the issues to research and projects of interest to the sponsors.

Key Learning - We have found that the more involved our sponsors are in the planning and engagement with us, the more value the sponsor can derive from the program. This includes being involved in the event planning, research planning, actively engaging in research projects (volunteering specific problems to study within your organization as a study site) and actively engaging with ISCM resources to find new ways to create value for the sponsors.

The Program exists to serve the consortium so we need companies interested in actively engaging with us in our work.

Call Jim Rice at 617.258.8584 or email at <jrice@mit.edu> to discuss how ISCM can help your organization and advance the state of art of supply chain management.




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